With the Pasadena City College Lancer Band playing in the background, Tournament of Roses officials on Monday named the seven young women who will make up the 2013 Rose Court. The women were selected from a group of 33 finalists, their numbers called out during a ceremony at Tournament House in Pasadena.
The members of the Rose Court are: Kathryne Benuska of Maranatha High School; Tracy Cresta of La Salle High School; Vanessa Manjarrez of Mayfield Senior School; Victoria McGregor of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Nicole Nelam of Pasadena High School; Sonia Shenoi of San Marino High School; and Madison Teodo of La Cañada High School.
Teodo and Shenoi participated in the Rose Parade last year as members of a Girl Scout troop, but Teodo said being a member of the Rose Court is something else.
“I knew I wanted to be in [the parade] again, and at least try out for it,” she said. “This whole process has been amazing and taught me so much about myself.”